MOONSTRUCK – Web Of Deception (Album Review)

MOONSTRUCK – Web Of Deception (Album Review)

  Web Of Deception is the name of the first album by Dutch prog metal outfit Moonstruck. Having previously released an EP called Impact over a year ago which certainly left an “impact” on this reviewer (sorry I couldn’t help myself), I was keen to hear an album worth of new songs by the band. The 5-piece certainly deliver a quality set of songs and music which again shows their influences but still manages to sound like Moonstruck. The…

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ESSENTIAL TRACKS # 3 – W.A.S.P. (Feature)

ESSENTIAL TRACKS # 3 – W.A.S.P. (Feature)

From Los Angeles, California come the shock rocking, lipstick wearing, leather bound and gagged W.A.S.P. Formed in 1982, following a slew of interchangeable band members, this band soon set to ripping the glam metal scene a new one, when vocalist Blackie Lawless, raging alcoholic/guitarist Chris Holmes and drummer Steve Riley destroyed the sunset strip with their raunchy, shocking live shows which often featured Lawless tying naked models to a medieval torture rack while hurling raw…

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ENDOLITH – Chicxulub-The Fossil Record – (Album Review)

ENDOLITH – Chicxulub-The Fossil Record – (Album Review)

How To Get An Education: One of the joys of the sort of music that Decibel Geek reviews is that not only do we get to enjoy some fabulous musicians but we get to learn things. Only in metal and prog would anybody have to google to understand either the band’s name or the album title (not too mention all the history we may have read up on to appreciate the lyrics in many songs in these…

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MANFRED MANN’S EARTH BAND – Solar Fire (That 70’s Guy Retro Review)

MANFRED MANN’S EARTH BAND – Solar Fire (That 70’s Guy Retro Review)

I’m back again to blow the dust off yet another rare lost gem of the 1970’s. This time my time machine lands back in 1973 for Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – Solar Fire. Even though the official release is listed as 1973, it wasn’t until late 1974 that we came across this classic. Could this be the same band from way back in the 60’s that had a hit called “Do Wah Diddy Diddy” or…

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SYLENT STORM – Sylent Storm (EP Review)

SYLENT STORM – Sylent Storm (EP Review)

Sylent Storm, from Medford, Oregon, have been knocking around since 2013, biding their time waiting to be snapped up by a record company willing to show a little faith in the band. It took until 2018 before they signed to Stormspell Records, a label proudly “stuck in the 80’s”. After listening to Sylent Storm’s self-titled debut EP, it is clearly a match made in heaven. Sylent Storm is a record chock full of all the…

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MONTROSE – Paper Money (That 70’s Guy Retro Review)

MONTROSE – Paper Money (That 70’s Guy Retro Review)

Welcome to another edition of That ‘70’s Guy, where I’ll resurrect yet another classic hidden gem of the 1970’s. This time around, I will give my take on Montrose – Paper Money. When one thinks of the band Montrose, songs like “Rock Candy”, “Rock the Nation” and “Bad Motor Scooter” immediately come to mind. After all, they are the timeless classics that are still played on the radio to this day, not to mention nearly…

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PAIN CITY – When Life Gets You (Album Review)

PAIN CITY – When Life Gets You (Album Review)

So, I’m a proper idiot sometimes! Listeners of the CGCM Audio Podcast Episodes are already aware of this, however! Let give a quick little backstory here. My email inbox is literally flooded daily with album promos, band news, video releases etc. Having a minor breakdown at the sheer overwhelmingness of it all, I started a massive campaign over the holidays. I spent hours upon hours quickly previewing and deleting emails. Usually if I see the…

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MIKAEL “The Lionsheart” SVENSSON´s Top Ten of 2018 (Top Albums 2018)

MIKAEL “The Lionsheart” SVENSSON´s Top Ten of 2018 (Top Albums 2018)

So yet another year passes by.  When I look back at 2018, there have been so many great releases that it is hard to reduce it to just 10 albums. Being sort of a “reissue specialist” for Decibel Geek, 2018 was a very good year with great archive releases from Canada´s own Gypsy Rose (Shattered Affair and Rosary of Tears) and British NWOBHM´stars Briar (Reach out) among the top flight. This list is however about…

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METAL CHURCH – Damned If You Do (Album Review)

METAL CHURCH – Damned If You Do (Album Review)

On Pearl Harbor Day, 2018, iconic metal band Metal Church released their 12th studio album (and 5th with Mike Howe on vocals), Damned If You Do. The album continues right where 2016’s XI left off. If you are a fan of any of the albums that the band has recorded with Mr. Howe then you will be absolutely pleased with this release! This album sees the band with longtime W.A.S.P. drummer Stet Howland coming “Into…

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TOP ALBUMS of 2018 (Collective Staff Articles)

TOP ALBUMS of 2018 (Collective Staff Articles)

2018 was a blockbuster of heavy music madness! From the Black Metal shores to the Folk Metal forests to the Hard Rock heartlands, our favourite music has served up a massive sonic snowball for us all to enjoy.  We wanted to celebrate the year in Decibel Geek style. So we asked our fantastic writers to pick their top ten records. And why their 2018 picks have made the grade. Decibel Geek Staff Picks for TOP…

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